When walking your dog in Bentonville, summers can be very hot and you may want to take your dog out in the morning or evening to avoid soaring midday temperatures. Winters are relatively mild, dipping below freezing at night and returning to milder temperatures during the day, so you and your dog can enjoy daily walks all year-round.
The area is relatively flat with some gradually sloping inclines. Elevation changes are not steep or difficult to walk up or down, and do not usually present an issue to pedestrians walking their dogs in the neighborhood.
Wildwood Park is located on the northwest corner of Oxford Ridge. It is within walking distance for residents and provides 1.5 acres of recreational space. The park has lighted tennis courts, a playground, restrooms, a covered picnic pavilion, and a water fountain to combat the summer heat. There is even a station where you can dispose of doggy waste. There is a small ravine running through the park and an open area and paved paths around the perimeter where you can walk with your pooch.
The much larger Phillips Park is just a short drive to the northeast and provides 40 acres of recreational space with soccer, football, and baseball fields, a concession stand, playgrounds, restrooms, a picnic pavilion, and a playground. The park has both open areas and a treed natural area on its south side. Keep your dog leashed in the park, especially when games and sports activities are taking place and the park is busy.